Leland, David wrote:

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>I cannot figure out why my e-mails to Midrange-L are always in HTML.  I'm
>using Outlook 2000 and I always check to make sure that the format I'm
>sending in is "Plain Text".  When I type them up, they're plain text.  I can
>tell because I don't have any options for formatting of text (bold,
>underline, etc.).  After I send an e-mail, I check it in my "Sent items" and
>it's "Plain Text".  What gives - can anyone shed any light as to why my
>e-mails to Midrange-L always show up as HTML?
Well, what it is saying isn't that your posts are showing up in HTML,
but that they show up with more than just the text alternative. It seems
like your email package thinks it is okay to send your text composed
document with the text/plain mime type as an alternative. It might send
the text/html as the default or something, but we don't really see that.

Now, doesn't Outlook go through a server? If you have an Outlook server
that you send your mail through, it might be the options there that
control whether or not the text/plain remains the default.

I only bring this all up because I know that in Netscape I have the
choice of "Text only" or "Both" and if I make midrange.com pick out
which one it likes best, it will put the header above in. I don't know
if you, or the admin of your mail server, has a similar option.

>p.s.  We're using Exchange Server 5.5, I think.
>p.p.s.  Please don't start another HTML vs. text "war".  I just want to know
>if anyone knows why this is happening.

Chris Rehm

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7

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